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Date Of BirthJune 28, 1971
FactHis sisters are Benita Telles and Patrice Martinez.

Benito Martinez is an American actor. He is best known for his role as David Aceveda on the FX crime drama The Shield.

Martinez was born in Brooklyn, New York, on October 15, 1963. His parents were Puerto Rican immigrants. He has two sisters.

Martinez was raised in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. He attended public schools and graduated from Edward R. Murrow High School in 1981.

Martinez began his acting career in the early 1990s. He appeared in the films My Family (1995) and Selena (1997). He also had roles on the television shows NYPD Blue and The X-Files.

In 2002, Martinez was cast as David Aceveda on The Shield. The show ran for seven seasons and ended in 2008.

Martinez has also appeared in the films Crash (2004) and We Own the Night (2007).

In 2010, Martinez was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role on The Shield.

Martinez has a net worth of $3 million. He earns a salary of $100,000 per episode of The Shield.

General Info

Full NameBenito Martinez
Date Of BirthJune 28, 1971
Height1.77 m
ProfessionVoice Actor
EducationLondon Academy of Music and Dramatic Art


ParentsMargarita Martinez, Bennie Martinez
SiblingsPatrice Martinez, Benita Martinez


AwardsSatellite Award for Best Television Ensemble, ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actor - Supporting Role
NominationsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actor
MoviesBless Me, Ultima, Saw, Million Dollar Baby, Unthinkable, Lies in Plain Sight, The Dry Land, Outbreak, Takers, Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico, Not Forgotten, Kill Your Darlings, End Game, Her Costly Affair, New Suit, Mandrake
TV ShowsThe Shield, American Crime

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1His sisters are Benita Telles and Patrice Martinez.
2Graduated from Hollywood High School Performing Arts Center, one year ahead of his future The Shield (2002) co-star, Anthony Anderson.




American Made2017completedJames Rangel
The Blacklist2016TV SeriesSenator Diaz
Home2016TV MoviePeter Ochoa
How to Get Away with Murder2016TV SeriesA.D.A. Todd Denver
American Crime2015-2016TV SeriesAlonzo Gutierrez / Dominic Calderon
Code Black2015TV SeriesSteve Jasso
Criminal Minds2015TV SeriesChief Raul Montoya
Battlefield Hardline2015Video GameCaptain Julian Dawes (voice)
House of Cards2014-2015TV SeriesHector Mendoza
Beyond the Lights2014Jesse Soria
Graceland2014TV SeriesAlfredo Armas
The Mentalist2014TV SeriesCommander Delgado
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2014TV SeriesGabriel Ortiz
Almost Human2013TV SeriesCaptain Alexio Barros
Dallas2013TV SeriesOfficer
Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel2013Video GameBautista (voice)
Castle2013TV SeriesSpecial Agent Sam Walker
Bless Me, Ultima2013Gabriel
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance2013Video GameDesperado scientist / Khamsin (English version, voice)
NCIS: Los Angeles2013TV SeriesGonzalo Vargas
Sons of Anarchy2011-2012TV SeriesLuis Torres
Call of Duty: Black Ops II2012Video GameManuel Noriega (voice)
Major Crimes2012TV SeriesJavier Ramirez
Supernatural2011-2012TV SeriesEdgar Leviathan
Torchwood2011TV SeriesCaptain Santos
Covert Affairs2011TV SeriesJorge
Vanquish2010Video GameProf. Francois Candide (English version, voice)
Lies in Plain Sight2010TV MovieHector Delgado
Mandrake2010TV MovieHarry
Lie to Me2010TV SeriesCharlie Sheridan
Takers2010Officer in Charge (as James Martinez)
Burn Notice2010TV SeriesDavid
Saving Grace2009-2010TV SeriesRonnie Ronnie Rodriguez
The Dry Land2010David Valdez
242010TV SeriesVictor Aruz
The Forgotten2009TV SeriesPolice Chief
The Unit2008-2009TV SeriesPresident Benjamin Castillo President-Elect Benjamin Castillo
Not Forgotten2009Detective Sanchez
The Man Couch2008Short
The Shield2002-2008TV SeriesDavid Aceveda
The S Word2008ShortDad
Shark2008TV SeriesAgent Juarez
Standoff2007TV SeriesSenator Espinosa
The Shield2007Video GameCaptain David Aceveda (voice)
Bones2006TV SeriesThomas Vega
Numb3rs2006TV SeriesArthur Ruiz
Kill Your Darlings2006Officer Jones
End Game2006Ramsey
Monk2006TV SeriesForeman - Juror No. 7
Age of Empires III2005Video GameDelgado / General Bolivar (voice)
Killer72005Video GameCoyote Smith (English version, voice)
¡Mucha Lucha!: The Return of El Maléfico2005VideoLonestar / Don Reyes (voice)
Million Dollar Baby2004Billie's Manager
What's New, Scooby-Doo?2003TV SeriesHoratio Hidalgo
Karen Sisco2003TV SeriesEd Fuentes
Scooby-Doo and the Monster of Mexico2003VideoEl Curandero / Man #2 (voice)
Firefly2002TV SeriesBoss
New Suit2002Juan
For the People2002TV SeriesDr. Leonard Bushnell
American Family2002TV SeriesPolice Officer
Once and Again2001TV SeriesRaoul
Touched by an Angel2001TV SeriesOfficer Dave
NYPD Blue2001TV SeriesLt. Gomez
Romeo and Juliet2000VideoTybalt
Silk Stalkings1999TV SeriesCesar Lobo
L.A. Doctors1998TV SeriesPoliceman
The X-Files1998TV SeriesOrderly
Chicago Hope1996TV SeriesOrderly
Her Costly Affair1996TV MovieCampus Cop
Outbreak1995Dr. Julio Ruiz
Ballistic1995Gang Leader
My Family1995Young Paco
Star Trek: The Next Generation1993TV SeriesSalazar
Sunset Grill1993Guillermo
Reasonable Doubts1992TV SeriesSavedra
Zorro1990-1992TV SeriesJose Macias José Maceas
The Bronx Zoo1988TV SeriesFernandez


Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
MKP Celebrity Talk2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2009 Alma Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Speechless2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Kill Your Darlings'2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Drop2004TV SeriesHimself
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentaryHimself


Won Awards

2009Vision AwardNAMIC Vision AwardsBest Performance - DramaThe Shield (2002)
2007ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor - Television Series, Mini-Series or Television MovieThe Shield (2002)

Nominated Awards

2011Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialLies in Plain Sight (2010)
2009ALMA AwardALMA AwardsActor in Television - DramaThe Shield (2002)
2008ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Television SeriesThe Shield (2002)
2007Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Supporting Actor - TelevisionThe Shield (2002)
2007Vision AwardNAMIC Vision AwardsBest Actor - DramaThe Shield (2002)
2006ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Television SeriesThe Shield (2002)
2006Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Shield (2002)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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